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Automation solves sticky problem for Frugalpac

31 August 2022

A collaboration between Festo and PCE Automation has helped recyclable packaging specialist Frugalpac Limited to achieve the high throughputs and precision assembly necessary to meet increased demand for its innovative paperboard Frugal Bottle.

Frugal Bottle is the world’s first paper wine and spirits bottle. Its innovative design comprises an outer layer made from 94 percent recycled paperboard, with an inner food-grade pouch. Frugal Bottle is fully recyclable, is five times lighter than glass, and has a much lower carbon footprint than traditional wine bottles. It also offers 360-degree branding for a better impact on the shelf.

Bottling success
Following its launch in June 2020, Frugal Bottle proved extremely popular with customers. The first wine to be presented in this way completely sold out twice, with one wine chain selling its whole stock in just one day. Enquiries from across the globe have followed – and not just for bottling wine. This recyclable bottle also has potential as packaging for olive oil, mineral water, and other consumables. As a result, Frugalpac was seeking a way to produce more bottles more quickly, without loss of quality.

Read the full article in DPA's September issue

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